Driving in Italy, renting a car

Car hire in Italy is not the cheapest place to rent a car but if you want to explore the areas of Tuscany and the lakes mountains and then it is a must. To rent a car in Italy check out our car hire rates now by calling or emailing your rental days that you require the car hire . As with the rest of continental Europe, vehicles travel on the right and overtake on the left. Highways are indicated by the letter “A” followed by a number written in white on a green background. They are almost all subject to tolls, except for some brief stretches, especially approaching urban areas. Seat belts are compulsory in Italy. As for documentation, bringing your own car you need a valid driving license plus an Italian translation (available from the State Tourist Office), and you’re advised to get an International Green Card of insurance. Speed limits are 50kph in built-up areas, 110kph on country roads, 130kph on highways. If you break down, dial 116 and the nearest office of the Automobile Club d’Italia (ACI) will be informed.
Italy has stricter drink driving laws than the UK, only allowing 0.5 milligrams of alcohol per millilitre of blood (UK 0.8). Fines are applied on the spot and are to be paid at the time.